Gene copy number and differential gene expression in haploid and diploid males of the stingless bee, Melipona quadrifasciata

@article{Borges2012GeneCN,
  title={Gene copy number and differential gene expression in haploid and diploid males of the stingless bee, Melipona quadrifasciata},
  author={Andreia Arantes Borges and Fernanda Carvalho Humann and Mara Garcia Tavares and L{\'u}cio Campos and Klaus Hartmann Hartfelder},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2012},
  volume={59},
  pages={587-598}
}
Complementary sex determination in Hymenoptera implies that heterozygosity at the sex locus leads to the development of diploid females, whereas hemizygosity results in haploid males. Diploid males can arise through inbreeding. In social species, these pose a double burden on colony fitness, from significant reduction in its worker force and through being… CONTINUE READING